Bill Coming to Overhaul Canada’s Privacy Law – November 18, 2020

I saw this last night – Bill Coming to Overhaul Canada’s Privacy Law: IAJGS Public Records Access Alert posted it to their mailing list on November 17, 2020. To view the list, you have to registered on their list. You can register at: Read the instructions if you aren’t already on the list. The mandate letter was published December 2019. The below is from the e-mail I received on November 17, 2020 from IAJGS. It’s the full text from the IAJGS.

Canada’s Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains has indicated he plans to introduce legislation next week on House of Commons notice paper, called “an Act to Enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act”.

Other related acts will also be amended. While a copy of the bill is not yet available, the Minister’s spokesperson said there are promises outlined in his mandate letter

The letter is marching orders from Prime Minister Trudeau which tasked the Minister with drafting a “digital charter” that would include legislation “to give Canadians ‘appropriate compensation’ when their personal data is breached.”

A new data commissioner would also be appointed, enhanced powers for the privacy commissioner, as well as large digital companies to be regulated to better protect Canadian’s personal data and encourage more competition in the digital marketplace.

There is also a “hint” of a so called “right to be forgotten” law calling for the ability to withdraw, remove and erase basic personal data from a platform.

To read more see:

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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